Question First Build Advice

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Building my first budget gaming rig (1.5k AUD). I intend to use this PC for light gaming (Overwatch, Valorant, CSGO, GTA5) and art programs (Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop). This is the current list! I'm open to alternatives (available within Australia). Thanks!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($185.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($125.00 @ Umart)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.47 @ Amazon Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($379.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.40 @ Device Deal)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.00 @ Scorptec)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1333.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-24 23:18 AEDT+1100
 

Djoza

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https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/JmWPfP
Switched the CPU/MOBO.I choose B550 for its next gen cpu support,thats why i replaced the CPU for a stronger one (+B550 doesnt support R5 2600).Changed the RAM for higher speed and still kept the RGB.Rearanged the storage so that on your m.2 there is gonna be windows and its gonna serve as a boot drive,the 1tb hdd is for games and programs.Kept the GPU,switched the case for something with better airflow and its cheaper,kept the PSU since its enough,kept the fans.In my opinion this is much better for ur money,but im always open for other opinions
 

iiSlashr

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Here's one I just made: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/XWCtCz

The hard drive is not needed, but you can get it if you want. The GPU is a massive upgrade, the CPU is a bit of an upgrade, the motherboard comes preloaded with a higher level BIOS that'll allow more of an upgrade path in the future. The RAM isn't RGB, but is higher frequency which is optimal for Ryzen 3rd gen. This case also has more airflow, so you won't need extra fans.
 

Djoza

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Here's one I just made: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/XWCtCz

The hard drive is not needed, but you can get it if you want. The GPU is a massive upgrade, the CPU is a bit of an upgrade, the motherboard comes preloaded with a higher level BIOS that'll allow more of an upgrade path in the future. The RAM isn't RGB, but is higher frequency which is optimal for Ryzen 3rd gen. This case also has more airflow, so you won't need extra fans.
I'd just replace the motherboard for a B550 and use 1660 SUPER instead.There is only 30-40% difference in gaming performance between 1660 super and 5700XT so it is by no means a massive upgrade,and in my opinion 30-40% is NOT worth 200$ more.If u want to spend 579$ on a GPU then wait for 3070 to restock.
 

iiSlashr

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I'd just replace the motherboard for a B550 and use 1660 SUPER instead.There is only 30-40% difference in gaming performance between 1660 super and 5700XT so it is by no means a massive upgrade,and in my opinion 30-40% is NOT worth 200$ more.If u want to spend 579$ on a GPU then wait for 3070 to restock.
30-40% is a MASSIVE jump, the 3070 isn't coming back soon, and it's australian dollars.
 

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